by | Aug 2017



Illustrated by Julie Vivas

Published by Walker Books Australia

ISBN: 9781925126396 / 9781760650919


CBCA Honour Book 2018,    Whitely Award

In a high tree fork, a grey ball unfurls.

It’s time for young Koala to leave his mother.

Good luck, little Koala, you’ll have many adventures finding a new home.


Solid beginners’ zoology. Full Article

Koala uses narrative non-fiction to trace the life of a fictional koala, grounded in fact, and supported on each spread by additional facts. Full Article

The book has the extra features of non-fiction text and a poem on each page. Full Article

Written by award-winning nonfiction picture book specialist Claire Saxby, and stunningly illustrated by the much celebrated Julie Vivas, one of Australia’s premier illustrators.  Full Article